Drupal Sprint Weekend at Droplabs in Downtown Los Angeles on March 9 & 10, 2013

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2013-03-09 10:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Droplabs is happy to host Drupal Sprint Weekend: Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2013. On Saturday, coffee and pastries are being sponsored by Exaltation of Larks and lunch will be provided by Princess Cruises.

This event is taking place simultaneously across the globe. See http://groups.drupal.org/node/277768 for a list of other Drupal Sprint Weekend themes and locations around the world.

Those interested in attending this meetup remotely are welcome to join us via a Google+ Hangout.

What's a "code sprint"?

Code sprints are organized events where attendees meet online or in person (and sometimes both) and work toward a shared goal.

Local area organizers have produced several code sprints in recent history, including sprints focused on building the SCALE conference website, resolving issues in the Drupal 7 issue queue and updating the Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) project to Drupal 7.

See https://drupal.org/node/247982 for more information.

What's this code sprint about?

Good question! There will be 4 separate themes at this event:

  • The Droplabs Operations Management Group (OMG) is hosting a code sprint for advancing Otto, a Drupal-based coworking space management system, towards its first public release;
  • Jen Lampton, who ran the Twig code sprint at Drupal Design Camp LA (the last code sprint before Twig was committed to Drupal core!), has asked Droplabs to be a remote location for Twig Sprint. Droplabs is providing a venue and resources for anyone who's interested in participating;
  • Members of the Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp (GLADCamp) organizing team will be working on the GLADCamp website and adding content about the conference, including sponsorship levels, hotel information, and local attractions;
  • Droplabs will also provide a FREE mentored Drupal training using Build a Module videos. Just bring your laptop and a pair of headphones. A Droplabs staff member will set up you with a day pass.

We're following up on Sunday with a virtual sprint. Below is the IRC channel and Google+ Hangout information:

   IRC: #gladcamp on freenode
   Google+ Hangout: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/4a4d7c5f754a472fe50db4e09bd1d23330f69387
   Short URL: http://ex.tl/ZM8  

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Droplabs Los Angeles This event is being hosted by Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles. We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only coworking space around with a with a low-cost business model: come work here and use our tables, chairs, WiFi and conference room with a low, daily or monthly membership fee and only pay more for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

Drupal After Dark

Even if you can't make it to this event, you're welcome to join us afterward for a Drupal After Dark. After we wrap up and clean up, a group of us will go to a nearby restaurant or pub. Stay tuned to the comments below for suggestions for a Drupal After Dark location.

Agenda

For any changes to our agenda for the evening, stay tuned to this meetup announcement or click the Sign up button below (or both!) to be notified when the agenda has been updated.

   10:00am
   Coffee
   Projector and Tables / Chairs Setup
   Start of Google+ Hangout
   Introductions

   11:00am
   Sprint!

   12:30pm
   Lunch

   1:00pm
   Sprint!

   4:00pm
   More Sprinting!

   5:00pm
   Wrap-up, Clean-up and Close-up
   Drupal After Dark

Join us via a Google+ Hangout, IRC and Twitter!

Google+ Hangout

This is a "hybrid" event and has both in-person participation as well as a web conference for those who'd like to attend the Otto, Twig or GLADCamp sprints remotely.

To join the meeting on Saturday, use the following URL:

   URL: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/0a4d259b704f37418730cb27547ca44d1fb046dd
   Short URL: http://ex.tl/ZMh  

To join the meeting on Sunday, use the following URL:

   Google+ Hangout: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/4a4d7c5f754a472fe50db4e09bd1d23330f69387
   Short URL: http://ex.tl/ZM8  

IRC

   IRC: #gladcamp on freenode

Twitter

During the meetup, several of the event organizers will also be monitoring Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @DowntownDrupal.

Location and Directions

This event is hosted by Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative coworking space, classroom and hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles.

   Droplabs
   651 Clover St.
   Los Angeles, CA 90031

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We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only coworking space around with a with a low-cost business model: come work here and use our tables, chairs, WiFi and conference room with a low, daily or monthly membership fee and only pay more for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

Droplabs is in the Mission Junction neighborhood of Los Angeles at Big Art Labs, just 1 mile down Main St. from Philippes (the first-ever venue for Drupal meetups in Southern California!) and Union Station. We're one block west of The Brewery, the largest live-and-work artists' colony in the world.

Free parking in our large parking lot is first-come, first-served. After parking in the lot, follow the yellow signs that point to Droplabs. (If our lot is full, you can park for free on Clover St.)

Droplabs is a brief walk from the Main St. / Lamar St. stop on the the Metro Local 76 bus line. This is also the Lincoln Heights / Chinatown DASH stop.

To carpool or catch the Droplabs shuttle from Union Station, post below in the comments.

What to Bring

Just bring your laptop, your business cards or whatever else you need. You're also welcome to bring some light food, sodas or beers to share with others at the meetup.

Please note that our guest wireless network is limited to 1Mb per client, so bring your MiFi router or a phone you can tether with if for some reason you need a lot of bandwidth. Access to our high-speed network is included with a Droplabs membership.

About Downtown Los Angeles Drupal

The Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group regularly meets in and around Downtown Los Angeles, California. We organize a large number of weekly and monthly events on various Drupal topics, including the general Downtown Los Angeles Drupal meetup that has been meeting regularly each month since early 2010.

The Downtown area is the most active area for Drupal in the Greater Los Angeles Area and has seen hundreds of Drupal events, including job fairs, meetups and workshops, study group meetings, conferences about design and theming, paid trainings, FREE tutoring sessions from Drupal professionals and barn raisings to benefit non-profits and members of our community here in and around Downtown Los Angeles.

Attending Drupal events in and around Downtown Los Angeles is one of the best ways to meet and talk with other Drupaleros and we encourage you to attend as many meetings and special events as you'd like. Whether it's to find solutions to problems you've been having, sharing something you've learned or just meeting interesting like-minded people, the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal events are an essential resource for Drupal professionals and hobbyists alike.

If you aren't already a member of Downtown Los Angeles Drupal, it's easy to join our community. Our community calendar is on our "Events" tab on our home page at http://groups.drupal.org/dtla  

The Downtown Los Angeles Drupal group proudly participates in the California Drupal Travelers Program and can host businesses and community members who are visiting the area. Inquire within by contacting any of the Downtown Los Angeles Drupal organizers.

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Thanks to everyone who's

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Thanks to everyone who's signed up so far for Drupal Sprint Weekend!

As it turns out, I'll be focusing most of my time on the GLADCamp website sprint and the mentored Drupal training. Otto CMS will have to wait for now.

If anyone else would like to help with the mentored Drupal training, I'd really appreciate it. The theme this time is Advanced Site Building, but anyone with Drupal experience is welcome to co-lead the training.

Being involved mainly consists of answering questions and being familiar with the Build a Module.com video library. Trainers are welcome to take the training, too! This way those who are giving support to others can receive whatever help they need, too.


Exaltation of Larks
Founder, CEO
http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
http://drupal.la  

Thanks to everyone who came

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Thanks to everyone who came in to Droplabs today! We're following up tomorrow, Sunday, March 10th, with a virtual sprint. Below is the IRC channel and Google+ Hangout information:

   IRC: #gladcamp on freenode
   Google+ Hangout: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/4a4d7c5f754a472fe50db4e09bd1d23330f69387
   Short URL: http://ex.tl/ZM8  

Here's a short recap of Saturday's events.

I counted 16 of us who came in at various times of the day to meet one another, have fun and work on Twig & Drupal 8, the GLADCamp website launch, and the mentored Drupal training with Build a Module.com videos.

As mentioned earlier, we dropped the Otto CMS code sprint so that we could focus better on the other 3 topics of the day. Otto will see its time in the sun, but GLADCamp and Drupal 8 are more time-critical and have higher priority right now.

Many thanks to everyone at Princess Cruises who came down, worked in the Drupal 8 issue queue, and provided lunch and drinks! Kalyan also gave some surprise Joomla support to a newcomer whose visit to Droplabs today was one of his first experiences of both the Drupal and Droplabs communities. Thanks, Kalyan, for making today so much better with your mentorship and participation.


Exaltation of Larks
Founder, CEO
http://www.larks.la  
Droplabs
Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
http://droplabs.net  
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
http://drupal.la  

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